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Yowza! Likely the sexiest form of green design – re-purposed t-shirts never looked so good by Riggs and Pulley

While we’re on the subject of green design we have to make mention of a dear friend who has left the interior design market and moved toward fashion, but not just any old fashion. These are designs created by Diane Arnn at Riggs&Pulley from old t-shirts and second hand knitwear. So now tell me, is going green and working with re-purposed materials dull, lifeless and always a bit grungy looking? Or are we right in saying it might just have potential to be fun, sexy, playful and creative.  Another blog we’ve just posted about Suzie Stanford clearly shows the fun element and we’re thinking this one may qualify in the sexy department.

Each setstarts with a good quality recycled shirt which is then fully lined with a second t-shirt. The whole thing comes packaged in a custom small drawstring bag designed from the same two t-shirts the costume is made from, and embellished with found seashells or sea-glass. There are four bikini bottom styles offering varying amounts of coverage ~ small, medium, large and Brazilian Bikini Shorts, and three bikini tops ~ medium triangle, large triangle and a sport top. Riggs and Pulley also make sweaters which are every bit as sexy as their bikinis. If you find that hard to believe you are just going to have to click continue!

We’re guessing this is one of the smaller sizes. Oh do calm down! Its called Hot House and we really cant think of anything else to say about it.

And here’s a little something made out of a Blow Pop t-shirt. We’ll leave you to do your own witticism here.

We love this. Dianne’s ‘Man o’  War’ sweater, also made out of thrift shop finds, unraveled and reassembled. Riggs and Pulley seem to be incapable of making clothing which isn’t incredibly sexy.

And finally another sweater. You can find more bikinis and sweaters on the Riggs and Pulley Web Site. Have we made our point? We like to think we did. You can also meet Riggs& Pulley on Twitter and Facebook. To keep it serious and interior design focused, Diane can we please talk you into area rugs or pillows??

 

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